forgotten albums

15 great albums you've (probably) never heard

Every year thousands of albums are released – most of the good ones find their audience some way or somehow, but every so often a gem falls through the cracks. We’ve compiled a list of 15 such lost albums here. While you may have heard some of these records, they have all eluded mass critical appeal …

Music Lists June 14, 2015

Brand New – live review

Long Island emo-rock icons Brand New returned to the UK last week and confirmed their status as a formidable live band. Chris Tapley watched them at the Barrowlands in Glasgow [Brand New’s Jesse Lacey – file picture: Bernarda Gospic / Flickr / CC] In the five years since the release of Brand New’s most recent album there …

Gig Reviews Gigs April 23, 2014

Ones to watch in 2014: Young Fathers

Looking ahead to the best new music that’s likely to make an impact in 2014, we asked our music writers to choose one act they expect to do just that in the next 12 months. Today Chris Tapley argues the case for Young Fathers Edinburgh hip-hop trio Young Fathers have had a slow but steady …

Music What's On January 17, 2014

Gigs of 2013: Frightened Rabbit at the Picture House, Edinburgh

We asked our music writers to choose a stand-out music event from the past 12 months. Chris Tapley looks back on Frightened Rabbit‘s headline show at the Picture House in Edinburgh on February 26. [Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison – picture: Kat Gollock] “We’ve been looking forward to this night for a long time,” Scott …

Gigs December 30, 2013

5 acts to see at Blackpool Rocks

On December 21 the Blackpool Rocks music festival is set to take over the iconic venue at Winter Gardens. The North-West’s biggest ever indoor festival will provide a huge day of live music which is expected to pull in a crowd of up to 8,000 revellers while taking over seven rooms at the Winter Gardens, …

5 must-see music acts at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2013

The Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh are long established and the Scottish capital is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to welcome in the new year. Great music in such a picturesque setting always provides a night to remember, and this year is no exception, with a stellar range of live music across …

Gigs November 29, 2013

7 ways to celebrate St Andrew’s Day in Scotland

With St Andrew’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, there are plenty of ways for Scots to celebrate the national day, from family days out to world record attempts. Want more ideas for things to do delivered to your inbox? Sign up to our weekly newsletter. [The Grassmarket will host a full day of …

What's On November 28, 2013

Gigs and tours this week: Frightened Rabbit, Savages, Depeche Mode

Everything from mathcore metal to sleek synth-pop is covered in this week’s pick of the best gigs and tours in the UK. Throw in a side helping of Syrian trad, a reformed girl group and a gravel-voiced troubadour and you’re bound to find something to your tastes. [Frightened Rabbit are back on home soil this …

Gigs November 5, 2013

CHVRCHES unveil the new video for ‘Lies’ – watch

Glaswegian synth-pop trio CHVRCHES have today released a brand new official video to accompany album track ‘Lies’. The band released their much-hyped debut album The Bones of What You Believe in September, and somehow lived up to the massive expectations which have surrounded them since their formation early last year. It now seems especially fitting …

Music What's On November 4, 2013
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